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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
Tender for Construction Works to the Access Road to the Primary Surveillance Radar Facility located at Morne
The Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) invites sealed tenders for construction works to the access
road to the Primary Surveillance Radar Facility located at Morne Catherine, Chaguaramas.
Interested eligible candidates may obtain complete tender documents at the TTCAA New Administrative Complex,
Caroni North Bank Road, Piarco, upon payment of a
payable via Linx or Credit
Card only from April 01 - 07, 2014, Monday - Friday 9am to 3pm.
Completed tender documents in plain sealed envelopes, marked
and deposited in the Red Tender Box (No. 1 ) at the TTCAA's main reception desk by April 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Tenders
will be opened in the Safety Regulations Department meeting room of the TTCAA Administration Building at 1:30 pm
on the same day, in the presence of tenderers representatives who choose to attend.
This procurement process is not intended to create and shall not create a formal legally binding bidding process and shall
instead be governed by the law applicable to direct commercial negotiations. For greater clarity and without limitation:
1. The RFP/Tender shall not give rise to any "Contract A"-based tendering law duties or any other legal obligations aris-
ing out of any process contract or collateral contract: and
2. Neither the Tenderer nor TTCAA shall have the right to make any breach of Contract, tort or any other claims against
the other with respect to the award of a contract, failure to award contract or failure to honor a response to the
CARACAS---Battling food shortages, the govern-
ment is rolling out a new ID system that is either
a grocery loyalty card with extra muscle or the
most dramatic step yet toward rationing in
Venezuela, depending on who is describing it.
President Nicolas Maduro s administration says
the cards to track families purchases will foil people
who stock up on groceries at subsidised prices and
then illegally resell them for several times the amount.
Critics say it s another sign the Venezuelan economy
is headed toward Cuba-style dysfunction.
Registration began yesterday at more than 100
government-run supermarkets across the country.
Working-class shoppers who sometimes endure
hours-long lines at government-run stores to buy
groceries at steeply reduced prices are welcoming
"The rich people have things all hoarded away,
and they pull the strings," said Juan Rodriguez, who
waited two hours to enter the government-run Abastos
Bicentenario supermarket near downtown Caracas
on Monday, and then waited another three hours to
Rigid currency controls and a shortage of US dollars
make it increasingly difficult for Venezuelans to find
imported basic products like milk, flour, toilet paper
and cooking oil. Price controls don t help either, with
producers complaining that some goods are priced
too low to make a profit and justify production.
As of January, more than a quarter of basic staples
were out of stock in Venezuelan stores, according
to the central bank s scarcity index. The shortages
are among the problems cited by Maduro s oppo-
nents who have been staging protests since mid-
Checkout workers at Abastos Bicentenario were
taking down customers cellphone numbers Monday,
to ensure they couldn t return for eight days. Shoppers
said employees also banned purchases by minors, to
stop parents from using their children to engage in
hoarding, which the government calls "nervous buy-
Rodriguez supports both measures.
"People who go shopping every day hurt us all,"
he said, drawing approving nods from the friends he
made over the course of his afternoon slowly snaking
through the aisles with his oversized cart.
Reflecting Maduro s increasingly militarised dis-
course against opponents he accuses of waging "eco-
nomic war," the government is calling the new pro-
gramme the "system of secure supply."
Patrons will register with their fingerprints, and
the new ID card will be linked to a computer system
that monitors purchases.
Yesterday, Food Minister Felix Osorio said the
process was off to a smooth start. He says the system
will sound an alarm when it detects suspicious pur-
chasing patterns, barring people from buying the
same goods every day. But he also says the cards will
be voluntary, with incentives like discounts and entry
into raffles for homes and cars.
Defenders of Venezuela s socialist government say
price controls imposed by the late President Hugo
Chavez help poor people lead more dignified lives,
and the United Nations has recognised Venezuela s
success in eradicating hunger. (AP)
In this December 2012 file
photo, people buy
food at a state-run
market in Caracas,
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